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The Latest | Iran president warns of 'massive' response if Israel launches 'tiniest invasion'

Apr. 17, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

Iran’s president has warned that the “tiniest invasion” by Israel would bring a “massive and harsh” response, as the region braces for potential Israeli retaliation after Iran’s attack over the weekend. President Ebrahim Raisi spoke Wednesday at an annual army parade that...

The Latest | UN chief calls for `urgent de-escalation' in the Middle East

Apr. 16, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for “urgent de-escalation” of hostilities in the Middle East. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday that Guterres made the comments during a phone conversation with Iran’s foreign minister following Tehran’s weekend...

UN envoy lashes out at Libya's feuding parties and their foreign backers, then says he's resigned

Apr. 16, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, lashed out at the country’s feuding parties and their foreign backers at a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday and then confirmed he had submitted his resignation. The former Senegalese minister and U.N....

The Latest | Israel says it will respond to Iran's attack as world leaders urge restraint

Apr. 16, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Israel’s military chief said Monday that the country will respond after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says “all sides must show...

World donors pledge $2.1 billion in aid for war-stricken Sudan to ward off famine

Apr. 15, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

World donors pledged more than $2.1 billion in humanitarian aid for Sudan after a yearlong war that has pushed its population to the brink of famine, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday. Macron spoke at the end of an international conference in Paris aimed at drumming up...

The Latest | Israel says 99% of drones and missiles launched by Iran were intercepted

Apr. 15, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Israel on Sunday praised the success of its defenses in the face of an attack by Iran involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles while tensions ran high over a possible Israeli counter-strike. An Israeli military spokesman said the launches numbered more...

The Latest | Iran launches its first direct military attack against Israel

Apr. 13, 2024 23:38 PM EDT

Iran launched its first direct military attack against Israel on Saturday. The Israeli military says Iran fired more than 100 bomb-carrying drones toward Israel. Hours later, Iran announced it had also launch much more destructive ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. Iran had been...

The Latest | With outrage over strike mounting, Israel punishes officers and vows to let more aid in

Apr. 05, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

Amid widespread outrage over a strike that killed seven aid workers delivering food in the Gaza Strip, Israel punished five military officers on Friday and said it would take steps to increase the flow of humanitarian aid, including temporarily reopening a key border crossing into northern Gaza. ...

UN chief appoints former Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop as UN special envoy for Myanmar

Apr. 05, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday as his special envoy for Myanmar, a post that has been vacant for 10 months as the country’s conflict escalated into the worst violence since the military takeover...

UN demand for Gaza cease-fire provokes strongest clash between US and Israel since war began

Mar. 25, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council on Monday issued its first demand for a cease-fire in Gaza, with the U.S. angering Israel by abstaining from the vote. Israel responded by canceling a visit to Washington by a high-level delegation in the strongest public clash between the...